by Steven L Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church – The Effects of Birth Control
Editor’s note: So much ignorance and fear mongering in a few short paragraphs. That bit at the end about green plasma caused by birth control pills is especially ridiculous considering there are also other circumstances that cause green plasma – the coloration is completely harmless. It’s not ‘poisoning’ like Anderson claims. He doesn’t seem to realize that not every woman is cut to be a stay at home mother. It does speak to the fear of everything outside the canon of fundamentalism that drives churches like the IFB.
It’s the same movement that says, “Husband’s should not rule over their wives.” That’s the exact same movement that’s going to say, “Don’t multiply conception.” Do you see how those two things go … It’s the same verse. These are the things that women today and the feminist movement are rebelling against. Genesis 3:16 is the antithesis of everything that they believe in, but if we’re Bible believing Christians, this ought to be a verse that we memorize and love and follow. It’s the word of God. It’s what God has spoken.
We see that those two things go hand in hand. Number one, let’s look at the effect of birth control upon the mother. We’re going to look at different areas that are affected. First of all, we see the effect that basically the woman now is quote-unquote liberated or freed of the bondage of having all these children. Now she is one that cares more about a career and has all these other plans in her life. Are you there in Genesis 3? Jump down to verse 20. Look at verse 20 of Genesis 3, it says, “And Adam called his wife’s name Eve because she was the mother of all living.” What I want to point out about that verse is that even her name is derived from the fact that she’s a mother.
She’s called “Eve” because she’s the mother of all living. This is where women have derived their identity throughout history. This is an important part of being a woman. Being a mother. Yet today, because of birth control, because we’ve basically given women the power, we’ve empowered them to decide, “Hey, I don’t want to have children. I want to wait a long time to have children.” This becomes a part of their life that goes on the back burner. It creates a mentality that says, “My primary role is not to get married, bear children, and guide the house” as 1 Timothy, chapter 5 teaches, “but rather my main goal is my career. My main goal is to go to college and to graduate from college and I’m going to be a lawyer, and I’m going to be a doctor, and I’m going to be a marine biologist. That’s my main thing. When I’m ready I guess I’ll also have a husband too, while I’m at it. My main thing is to be a politician. My main thing is to run a business. My main thing is my career, but I guess I’ll add a husband into the mix and I guess, if I want, I’ll schedule a few children. Maybe one, two.”
This is not the way that the Bible looks at this and this is not the way that we should look at this. But it’s the way the world looks at it now because of birth control. It used to be a young woman, she gets married, she has children, and that’s her job. That’s how she’s going to live her life. That’s the way God designed it. You say, “Ah, that’s terrible.” Actually, it’s joyful. Actually, being a mother, being a housewife, that’s a very good job to have. It’s an honorable way to live your life too. Don’t let the world tell you, “Oh, you’re just a housewife? Oh, you’re just a mother? You’re unemployed?” They literally count my wife as unemployed. She’s not unemployed. She doesn’t want to be employed.
She’s a mother. She’s a wife. She doesn’t need to go out and get some other job. That’s the way our society has become. That’s the way women have become. We already talked about it this morning. I’m not going to talk about it again. We talked about some of the physical health effects, for example, the birth control pills, all the damage that they do to a woman’s body. I’m not going to rehash that, but I forgot to mention this. Brother Joe Rodriguez, he mentioned to me. He worked at a plasma donation center where you go and they take your blood and you donate the plasma and they do all that. He said that normally the plasma is orange or yellow, the plasma in the blood, but he said that when women are on birth control, their plasma is green.
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